Cognitive Science Buildings

Welcome to the Program in Cognitive Science

logo4The Program in Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary undertaking, involving scholars from Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Linguistics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology.  Our primary goal is to foster a vibrant interdisciplinary intellectual community based around cognitive science. We offer an undergraduate certificate program, and a graduate student fellows program. We also host various events, including a colloquium series, a lunchtime talk series, as well as other offerings. The program's events are open to all members of the Princeton community, and student participation – both graduate and undergraduate – is strongly encouraged.

To receive notification concerning the initiative’s events, please contact Brigid Sudnick ( 


Monday, February 8, 2016
The Program in Cognitive Science is accepting applications for a competitive summer research fellowship program to support undergraduates who wish to remain on campus the summer before senior year to begin work on their senior theses.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Program in Cognitive Science has awarded course development funding to Alin I. Coman (Psychology and Public Affairs) on his course, Social Cognition: The Psychology of Interactive Minds, and Casey Lew-Williams (Psychology) on his course, Developmental Origins of Life Outcomes.  Congratulations!
Monday, January 11, 2016
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 recipients of Cognitive Science Graduate Research Funding!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Program in Cognitive Science is pleased to announce new funding for undergraduate research in cognitive science. Undergraduate certificate students may request up to $1000 to support independent work related to cognitive science. Other proposed uses, such as travel support for cognitive science related purposes, will also be considered.

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Socially constructed cognition: from individual level cognitive mechanisms to large-scale social dynamics



Location: TBD
February 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

Children are active social learners


Location: A02 Princeton Neuroscience Institute
March 10, 2016 - 12:30pm

Understanding other minds: social cognitive processes and representations


Location: TBD
March 21, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm